The Do’s and Don’ts of Designing

A Door Entry Automation System


If you are thinking of trying your hand at door entry automation system design, you might want to think twice. No, I'm not discouraging you nor telling you that this is a bad idea from the get-go. What I am telling you, is that unless you are willing to put in the time, effort and energy to do a decent job, you probably would be better off leaving this to a trained professional – that has the expertise, as well as the patience to experiment with a door entry automation and design.

The funny thing about this is that it is really very subjective; if you don't feel safe, you're truly not – it’s that simple. It all actually goes back to your perception and since you are the only person that is most aware of your safety, it's very tempting to think that you can go ahead and design your own door entry automation system – it doesn't work like that. You may have all sorts of preferences and big ideas, but when it comes time to implementing them, you can quickly discover that it only looks good on paper.

So, what should you do when designing a door and entry automation system? What should you be on the lookout for and what should you avoid? Here are some quick do's and don'ts:

Don't follow trendy advice. If all your friends are telling you that one particular door entry system is the best way, you might want to think about it first. Now, this doesn't necessarily mean that you should completely disregard their recommendation. Instead, you should be skeptical because they're recommending it based on a particular set of uses; in other words, there's a specific context to their recommendation.

Now, this will not be a problem if both, you and your friends have the same issues and needs. However, if your needs are different, it probably doesn't make sense for you to select a solution that fixes a contrasting issue – this should be quite obvious.

Do shop around. By shopping around, I'm talking about doing price comparison. Find the right brand and model. Once you find the perfect one that takes good care of your door entry automation needs, the next step is to find the optimum price. The best way to do this is to go online and access databases or websites that put together all the various offerings of the same brand and model from different retailers, so you can quickly see the right price.

Now, don't get too excited. There are lots of online retailers who can actually try to trick you into thinking that the product you're looking for is going to be very cheap at their website. What they're not telling you is the reason why the product is low-price; they reduce the official price of the product while shifting your costs to shipping. Believe it or not, it may be a good idea to buy from another place that’s a little more expensive, but doesn't screw around when it comes to shipping costs.

Do yourself a big favor and look for signs that the company you’re about to order a door entry system from, isn’t hiding its costs or playing all sorts of games to get you to use their system – only to find out too late that you actually overpaid.